Saddam did rule by terror, yes. But how is the US helping the people of Iraq without terror, by basically totally destroying their government system, having fire fights with rebellious groups, and raiding their towns looking for suspected terrorists? I mean, the US has wanted to ice Saddam for years now, and I doubt Bush sent his boys in to "bring democracy to Iraq." So Bush has pretty much brought terror to the people of Iraq as well, and sent Iraq into term oil for a loooong time. Hardly helping the people if you ask me. :?JaegerWolf08 said:Saddam ruled by terror, which is what the terrorists are trying to, and we are trying to help them.
Well, if you haven't heard on the news, it seems that the US are being pretty nasty to the Iraqy POW's. In every scenario there's going to be torture and murder of prisoners and people. That's just how it goes. But why is it worse when Saddam does it, then when the US does it? :?How can you say that things were better under Saddam? People were being tortured and killed on a regular basis for trivial things. Such as losing a soccer game. The Iraqi Olympic committee building had a 30 cell torture chamber in the basement. How can you possibly say that things were better?
Yep, the US gives and gives and gives alright. Like how they funded Bin Laden and his terrorist group and trained them to fight the Soviet Union. (Only to have it all backfire on them on 9/11) It seems they pretty much "help" out who ever they can, to get rid of their biggest threat. Or just find a reason to get involved in another countries war. I don't know if I'd really consider that helping the other countries. More so doing what's in the US's best interests.I am saying that the US gives gives and gives to everyone else, and what do we get in return. Complaints. They say that we are being to Imperial. In the end, the US will get screwed over.
Well, I mean the US limits what they can have in terms of military. I really don't think that's fair, because they're basically limiting their defense force. Both are pretty much doing things to each other I guess.Japanese tarriffs will not allow the sale of some US goods in Japan, but when the US wanted to put tarriffs up protecting American goods, the Japanese about blew an O-ring. I am refering the steel incident a few years ago. So, the message that the Japanese are sending is that the US Gov't is supposed to look after the Japanese people more than its own citizens.
That's true, it probably is because their empires are gone. It will probably just turn around, and the US won't be the dominant power in the world, and then they'll complain when someone bigger comes. And the cycle will continue.It is so Ironic that the Europeans are complaining about US Imperialism, when it was europe that started the whole idea anyway. Perhaps the Europeans are just a little more bitter now that THEIR empire is gone.
Now, for my thoughts on the matter of Spain. They made the choice to pull out, and it seems like there hasn't been any massive terrorist attacks there, so it seems to be working out ok. But we'll have to see. Meanwhile, here in Canada, it seems we've had no terrorist attacks, or at least none that I know of. I've gotta say I'm glad we stayed out of this whole war with Iraq. The US can handle things on its own, without the support of other countries. It's military is bigger and more powerful than the next top 10 armies combined. If it gets a bloody nose in the process, than that's just how things go.